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Wikis in the Classroom

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Today I conducted a half-day workshop on Wikis in the Classroom. Although wikis have been used in education for years, their rapid evolution continually affords new integration opportunities for beginning users and veterans alike: Wikis in the K12 Classroom View more presentations from Patrick Woessner. Throughout the course of the morning, our small, diverse, and […]

Digital Nation

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

On Tuesday, the FRONTLINE documentary Digital Nation explored what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations.  While you can draw your own conclusions from the program (available in its entirety here as well as below), the issues […]

Weekend Reading: What Makes a Great Teacher?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Last year I began an occasional series of brief posts dedicated to featuring books, articles, and research papers that can foster professional growth.  It’s well past time to revive that concept, and as a first offering for the new year I highly recommend The Atlantic’s What Makes a Great Teacher? by Amanda Ripley.  Featured in […]